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"Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. is a leader in reference and education publishing whose products can be found in many media, from the Internet to cell phones to books. A pioneer in electronic publishing since the early 1980s, the company still publishes the 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica, along with services such as Britannica Online School Edition and new printed products such as Britannica Discovery Library. Britannica’s editorial operation is overseen by some of the world’s most distinguished scholars, several of them Nobel laureates. The company makes its headquarters in Chicago."
"Our line of product has grown, the media of publication have changed, but Britannica's basic mission has not. It's the same as it was in 1768: to be the worldwide leader in reference, education, and learning."
"In 1981, under an agreement with Mead Data Central, the first digital version of the Encyclopædia Britannica was created for the Lexis-Nexis service. Britannica also created the first multimedia CD-ROM encyclopedia, Compton's MultiMedia Encyclopedia, in 1989. In 1994 the company developed Britannica Online, the first encyclopedia for the Internet, which made the entire text of the Encyclopædia Britannica available worldwide. That year the first version of the Britannica on CD-ROM was also published." ("About Us," www.britannica.com, accessed Oct. 11, 2007)
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